Planning and costing nutrition actions: the OneHealth Tool

World Health Organization

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Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Number of pages: 4
Publication date: 2014
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/NMH/NHD/NPU/14.1



The OneHealth Tool is designed to strengthen health-system analysis, strategic planning and costing. Its primary users are health planners in low- and middle-income countries. The OneHealth Tool contains various modules including one for nutrition which was developed by WHO.

The nutrition module of the OneHealth Tool contains default values for all of the WHO Essential Nutrition Actions, to target the 1000-days window of opportunity from conception to 2 years of age. It also includes other nutrition-specific and sensitive interventions recommended by WHO and delivered through the health sector; for example, water, sanitation and health (WASH), optimal timing of cord clamping and deworming.

The Lives Saved Tool (LiST) module estimates impact on stunting, wasting and anaemia. Since the tool was first disseminated in 2012, over 25 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America have been trained in use of the tool, and have employed it for planning in the health sector, nutrition, and maternal and child health.

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